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#2178236 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2011 - 04:53 PM

Diving is bad enough... but then to stay on the ice for that long afterwards is just embarassing. He was obviously fine because he popped right up to congratulate Luongo, but spent 30 seconds on the ice making sure the refs watched him suffer.

I've always liked Kesler, but these antics are just pathetic. These teams suck.

Is there any way we can make the Eastern Conference finals the Cup finals?

#2178231 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2011 - 04:48 PM

Kesler with one final dive. I'm revising my opinion on him. Looks like the old Kesler is returning.

#2178217 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2011 - 04:34 PM

someone with too much time on their hands should put together a highlight reel of dives from this series.

#2178214 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2011 - 04:28 PM

San Jose decides to start playing once it's well into the 3rd period. It's like they've been watching the Wings or something. :P

#2178199 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2011 - 04:00 PM

In a perfect NHL, they'd call D. Sedin for diving on that play even though it was a legit hook around his hands.

Want guys to stop diving? Only call the dive and let the penalty go when they flop like that.

#2177752 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2011 - 04:13 PM

By definition, modern era would include anyone playing since the 16th century. Sid isn't even on that list.
However, if you even want to look at his Playoff PPG during his career....

PPG playoff leaders:
10-11 Didn't play
09-10 2. Crosby (1. Franzen)
08-09 4. Crosby (1. Malkin, 2. Ovechkin, & 3. Getzlaf did better)
07-08 2. Crosby (1. Jagr)
06-07 15. Crosby

You would think to be the best PPG playoff performer of the "modern era", he'd have to be first in the category at least once in his career.

You must be new to sports?

Your attempts at diminishing Crosby are hilarious. He's a career 1.323 PPG in the postseason. Of active players, only AO is higher. Of course because of the Caps postseason flops his stat is based on 25 fewer games. None of the other guys you mention are even in the ballpark for career PPG.

So yes, Crosby missed being #1 last season to Franzen by .04 ppg, but if I had to choose I'd rather have the player who averages 1.32 PPG in the postseason for 62 games in his career than the one who manages to lead it for 12 games one playoffs.

And for the regular season, Crosby averages 1.388 ppg, which puts him top among active players and behind only Gretzky, Lemieux, Bossy, and Orr.

Some Red Wings playoff ppg, by comparison:

Zetterberg: .952 (he's the only active Red Wings in the Top 50 all time)
Franzen : .867
Datsyuk: .752

#2177739 Derek Boogaard found dead

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2011 - 03:44 PM

It may not be the most politically correct time to delve into the issue of drug abuse, if they ever address it at all, so I don't think that'll be covered much by the league.. the media might touch upon it, but right now looks doubtful.

And the NHL can only be someone's nanny so much. Certainly oxy nor alcohol would help Boogaard on the ice at all. It would help quite a bit in managing injuries especially if suffered through fighting, or in his case he had been out for months due to post-concussion symptoms.

I don't see the league touching this at all. They likely just want it to go away, because it's not a huge leap from concussion to depression to substance abuse to death. It's just a grim reminder of how hard making a living getting punched in the head can be.
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#2177159 Brad McCrimmon will not return for 2011/2012

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 May 2011 - 10:41 AM

It's the off season, Harold. Hyperbole encouraged!!!!!!

True. Why not shoot higher then?

Scotty Bowman for assistant coach to Babcock!

#2176897 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 May 2011 - 08:45 PM

They were just the ones who came to mind then and there. But hell Masalskis played great for Latvia, but the team fell on their faces. I just think you are way too quick to crown him, especially while Ovie is playing better hockey than Crosby, and has been for a while.

But the point of the matter is, it is a team sport. One player can't carry a team like some want to believe. If you notice the Pens didn't do half bad after he went down for the year either.

Up until this season that may have been true.

I don't even really know what this is about anymore though, other than another stupid thread about how much Crosby sucks.

#2176804 Subliminal Sidney Crosby Messages in NHL commercials?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 May 2011 - 12:59 PM

Actually they are. Did you thread this entire thread? See quote from CupforWings below:

<<Crosby is more then just another talented player... The guy is a beast, is 23 years old, and was on pace for 120 or more points. I hate Crosby as much as the next guy, but he is one of the most talented players of all time. Hopefully he is able to recover and keep putting up monster points like he was this year.>>

Actually I think the success of the NHL relies on the fans putting up money to support the league by going to games, buying merchandise, and watching games on TV. Sid is only one player who can only effect these factors in a limited way. I completely disagree that the future of the NHL lies in the hands of Sidney Crosby. Example: this years first round playoff's have brought record nielsen "shares"/tv auidence in many, many markets. Sid's wasn't even in the playoff's this year. Compltely disagree. Is it better with him, of course. Will it fail or "fall back into the shadows" without him, no. If I'm a Tampa Bay fan am I NOT going to support my team and go to games, buy jersey's, follow them on TV because Sid is not playing for the Pens? Ridiculous.

Rocket Richard trophy
Stanley Cup (and another Finals appearance)
Art Ross
Olympic Gold Medal
World Junior Gold medal

has 82 points in 62 career playoff games and had 66 points in 41 games this season before his injury.

All before he's what, 24 years old? If a Red Wings player had done all that you wouldn't call them one of the most talented players of all time?

I think he's a snotty little ****** much of the time, but Crosby is already one of the all time greats, and it's bad for the NHL if he's not playing. Wouldn't it be bad for the NHL if Datsyuk wasn't playing?

It's still a canadian game and Sid is a Canadian superstar. Or course they're going to talk more about him. Yes, it'd be great if they focused more on some of the other great players in this league, but that's not his fault. And honestly, I've been an Ovechkin fan but Crosby is clearly the better of the two, and the gap was widening before his injury.

#2176778 Sharks Accuse Canucks of Diving

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 May 2011 - 12:00 PM

Don't the Sharks know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

#2176292 Holland or Yzerman?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 May 2011 - 07:03 PM

Starting now and for the future?

Yzerman of course. Same reason Emperor Palpatine wanted Luke Skywalker to replace Darth Vader as his new apprentice.

Holland has accomplished a lot here, but every GM moves on eventually, and I would have loved to see Yzerman move in as Wings GM because he'll always be a Wing to me.

Only problem I see is him being conflicted and loyal to players he used to play with, which is a large part of this team. I think he would have felt uncomfortable making moves on some of these players who were his former teammates and friends.

But alas, it's too late. Yzerman is not going to leave Tampa anytime soon. Doesn't strike me as that kind of person.

Holland just re-signed for 5 years anyway. But when that contract is up, seems like a perfect time for Stevie to come home. Let Stevie get more experience under his belt there, and by then most of the guys he played with for years in Detroit will be long gone.

#2176238 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

Anyone who says the Sharks outplayed the Canucks in a game where the Canucks outhit, outshot, outchanced and outscored the Sharks.

That's the funny thing about forums. As much as you Canucks fans try and police and refute what people say about your team all across the internet, people are allowed to think otherwise.

#2176231 (1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (2) San Jose Sharks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 May 2011 - 03:16 PM

Canucks started to get their legs in the second and took over. The third period was utter domination. I sometimes wonder which games you guy watch.

We're watching the games of two teams we don't particularly care about, whereas you're watching as a hardcore fan of one of them.

Whose perspective do you think is likely more skewed?

#2176204 Notable Restricted/Unrestricted Free Agents in 2011

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 May 2011 - 12:21 PM

weber :thumbup:
gill :thumbup:
parise :thumbup:
doughty :thumbup:

There's no way the Predators are letting their captain go, unless they're scrapping that team. And even then the Wings fitting him under the cap would probably require Lids retiring. Any offer big enough to keep the Preds from matching would have to be huge, and cost the Wings a ton of picks. I'd love to have Weber, but he'd cost the Wings too much.

Doughty is the same thing.

And no thanks to Frolov, for those who are mentioning his name. Instead of a space in the Wings locker room they could just build him a doghouse, because that's likely where he'd end up given his questionable work ethic.